I have a Catalyst 4006 with Supervisor II engine. I have 48 port 10/100/1000 blades installed in it for connection to my servers. I am having a lot of problems with performance when connecting servers that are using 100 MB NICs. The speed of the connection is really bad. I have attempted setting the ports and NICs to 100MB Full duplex instead of auto-detect, but still get the same results.
I also have a 10/100 quad-port card installed in a NetApp filer. All four ports are trunked together and connect to 4 ports in the Catalyst. The ports in the Catalyst are trunked using the Port Channel feature of the CatOS. When I look at the port statistics on 3 of the 4 ports from the quad-card, there are a ton of runts and errors (both transmit and receive). The 4th port is fine, no errors.
Can anyone provide some insight / advice? I am not familiar with the CatOS and so I may have missed something major in setting this up.
Runts error due to packets smaller than 64 bytes and this is usually caused by a faulty NIC, as your are observing this problem in most of the ports, i am puzzled a bit. You could try replacing the module to rule out that the module is not the culprit. Sometime upgrading your CatOS also might help
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